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  • PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:13 AM ET

    *Sprint Nextel Corp said Thursday that it was in discussions with SoftBank Corp over a "potential substantial investment". The talks, which began this summer, center on SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications company, paying $12.5 billion for a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint, according to a person briefed on the matter.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Travis Perkins PLC:. *Group financial director, Paul Hampden Smith to step down. *making good progress in its search for a new Group Finance Director.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 12- Millicom International Cellular SA:. *Millicom and the republic of senegal jointly terminate all legal proceedings. *Millicom and the government of Senegal have signed a settlement to end amicably a dispute initiated in 2008 before the ICSID over the validity of Millicom's license in Senegal. ().

  • BRIEF-Travis Perkins sales slip in Q3 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Travis Perkins PLC:. *Total like-for-like sales per trading day% for Q3. *Remain on target to meet market expectations.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- The Unite Group PLC:.

  • BRIEF-Computacenter third quarter revenue rises Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Computacenter PLC:. *UK continued its revenue improvement with growth of 12% in the third quarter. *In France, overall revenue performance was flat in the third quarter and 7%.

  • BRIEF-Hargreaves Lansdown Q1 net inflows 550 mln stg Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Hargreaves Lansdown PLC:. *Assets under administration increased  £2.2 billion in three months to 30. September to  £28.5 billion.

  • Carlyle gets more time to make an offer for Chemring Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    Oct 12- Chemring Group Plc said private equity company Carlyle Group had been granted another extension to the "put up or shut up" deadline to make an offer for the defence equipment maker.

  • *Tele2 AB will report one off items in Q3 2012. *Says SEK 88 million is attributable to impairment of goodwill in Tele2. *Says arbitral tribunal did not rule in favour of Tele2 and the operating.

  • Russia's MDMG sets IPO price at $12 per GDR Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 12- Russian private healthcare provider MD Medical Group said on Friday it had priced its initial public offering at $12 per global depositary receipt, raising $311 million assuming full exercise of an over-allotment option. The statement confirmed earlier Reuters report that MD Medical Group will sell shares at no less than $12 per GDR.

  • Hungary "not far" from agreement with IMF -PM Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:04 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 12- Hungary is close to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a financial safety net, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. "There is a good chance. Orban said further progress in the talks could be made after the IMF concludes its annual meetings in Tokyo.

  • BRIEF-Subsea 7 wins $300 mln deal from BP Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 12- Subsea 7:. *Announces contract extension with in North Sea. *Says contract extension is valued at approximately US $300 M and will run from.

  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Friday. Poland's state-owned oil refiner Lotos is looking into Finnish Neste's sale of its 106 Polish gas stations, with Lotos' larger local rival PKN Orlen also not saying "no," daily Parkiet reported.

  • European stock index futures edge lower early on Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:02 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday as expectations for weak corporate earnings and concerns about Spain's debt crisis keep investors on the back foot after healthy gains in the previous session.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his deputy Arkady Dvorkovich along with Agriculture Ministry officials to attend Agriculture fair;. MOSCOW- International Monetary Fund to present its October World Economic Outlook; MOSCOW- Retailer O'Key to present trading update.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 12- India's annual consumer price inflation fell in September to 9.73 percent, driven by a marginal fall in fuel and food prices, government data showed on Friday.

  • at up to 0.5 zlotys per share, the company said, offering creditors the chance to convert their outstanding debt into shares valued at up to 0.6 zlotys each.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 12- India's annual consumer price inflation fell in September to 9.73 percent, driven by a marginal fall in fuel and food prices, government data showed on Friday.

  • Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 12- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Friday. The statistics office will publish September headline and core inflation data, 0700 GMT.

  • INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    SLOVAK EU-NORM INFLATION AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. *INDUSTRIAL ORDERS AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11 FY-2011 pct change m/m -1.5 +5.4 +17.1 pct change y/y +14.5 +37.9 +11.0 +8.3 volume 3,241.9 3,434.6 2,887.2 37,202.7.